Win tickets to South Pacific

PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 November 2011

South Pacific

South Pacific


THE most acclaimed production ever of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific will arrive at The Bristol Hippodrome next week.

Samantha Womack will star in the role of Nellie Forbush and Loretta Ables Sayre in the role of Bloody Mary, a performance for which she was Tony Award-nominated in New York.

Samantha’s previous credits on stage include Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, and the Donmar production in the West End of Guys and Dolls (as Adelaide).

Jason Howard will be starring in the role of Emile de Becque. Jason, who also starred in the original Broadway production, is recognised as one of the UK’s leading performers on the international operatic stage.

Metropolitan Opera’s Bartlett Sher’s hailed production reinvented the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and played to sold-out houses on Broadway for two years.

It was the first Broadway production the Rodgers & Hammerstein Estate had allowed to be staged since the musical originally opened in 1949 and ran for almost five years.

Considered one of the finest musicals ever written, the score includes Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, Bali Ha’i, I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy, Younger than Springtime, Happy Talk and There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.

Set on a tropical island during World War Two, this is the sweeping romantic story of two couples, threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices.

Its portrayal of Americans stationed in an unfamiliar culture in wartime remains as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences.

Featuring a cast and live orchestra of 50, this is a ravishing and breathtaking production, which will be staged in Bristol from Tuesday until December 3.

Tickets, priced £18.50-45, are available via

The Times has teamed up with The Bristol Hippodrome to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the performance on Wednesday.

To enter answer the following question: When did the musical originally open?

Send your answer, with your name, address and daytime telephone number to North Somerset Times, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am on Monday.

Alternatively, click on the link at the top of the screen to enter.

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